Full name Ranaweera Mudiyanselage Shaminda Eranga
Born June 23, 1986, Chilaw
Current age 30 years 274 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education St. Mary's College, Chilaw
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Sep 16-20, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota, Aug 16, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 18, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 7, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele, Mar 31, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Nov 10-12, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Moratuwa, Dec 3, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 18, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Basnahira South v Ruhuna at Galle, Mar 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Colombo Commandos v Galle Guardians at Colombo (RPS), Feb 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0*||Sri Lanka||v Ireland||Dublin (Malahide)||18 Jun 2016||ODI # 3749|
|1/34||Sri Lanka||v Ireland||Dublin (Malahide)||16 Jun 2016||ODI # 3748|
|1/94, 1, 3/58||Sri Lanka||v England||Lord's||9 Jun 2016||Test # 2205|
|0/100, 2, 1, 0/4||Sri Lanka||v England||Chester-le-Street||27 May 2016||Test # 2204|
|1/68, 1, 2*||Sri Lanka||v England||Leeds||19 May 2016||Test # 2203|
|1*, 1/55||Sri Lankans||v Essex||Chelmsford||8 May 2016||FC|
|0/76, 3, 3/50||Tamil Union||v Galle CC||Colombo (Colts)||3 Mar 2016||FC|
|2/55, 37, 0/50||Tamil Union||v Colts||Colombo (Moors)||25 Feb 2016||FC|
|28, 5/63, 4/36||Tamil Union||v Nondescripts||Colombo (RPS)||18 Feb 2016||FC|
|4/27||Commandos||v Guardians||Colombo (RPS)||5 Feb 2016||T20|
A brisk fast-medium bowler, Shaminda Eranga's ODI and Test debuts were both spectacular: in his first ODI, against Australia in 2011, he needed only two balls to make an impact, bowling Brad Haddin through the gate. An even more memorable dismissal followed, when Ricky Ponting failed to read his slower ball and pushed back a return catch. He then made his Test debut against the same opposition, and became only the second Sri Lankan bowler to strike with his very first delivery, when he dismissed Shane Watson.
He was laid low by a nerve-related back injury soon after his arrival at international cricket, but after nine months on the sidelines returned to the national side to take a wicket in his first over in Twenty20 internationals, completing an unprecedented treble. He has since made himself a mainstay in the Test attack, and despite his inexperience, is often called to spearhead the pacemen, when Chanaka Welegedara is absent through injury.
Eranga was discovered at an all-island pace bowling competition in 2006 by former Sri Lanka medium pacer Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake. Their discovery led to his being picked for the Chilaw Marians and eventually the division-one premier league tournament, which in turn led to a place in the Sri Lanka development squad.
He made his debut for Sri Lanka A in 2010 and following good performances on a tour of England in 2011, was flown back to Sri Lanka to be part of the national side, a move which fetched immediate results.
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